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front slicing through pennsylvania, west virginia in to parts of virginia. i want to switch it to live doppler 9000 hd because i zoomed in to the area in west virginia an the state line, west of new market, southwest of winchester approaching strasburg, front royal. it is moving to the east. these are light sprinkles, not much rain to talk about. temperature-wise, the clouds and southerly winds have held us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the
. in virginia, 395, you are still slow. plus five minutes soar to make it from edsall to the seminary exit and we will wrap it up in northeast dc. i give you inbound new york avenue where it looks like we are below speed from the washington times building toward bladensburg road. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama travels to cleveland to lay out his latest economic plan. it involves $180 billion in spending and business tax cuts. mr. obama will argue against extending president bush's income tax peak for the wealthy. today b.p. releases its findings in to the deep water horizon oil spill. the internal investigation was done by b.p.'s safety and operations division. the explosion killed 11 people and spilled 5 million-barrels of oil. >>> today virginia governor bob mcdonnell unveils a new tax plan. it would add a charge to alcoholic drinks at bars an restaurants. it is part of his plan to sell off the state-run abc stores. >>> a ruling on holiday displays at government buildings in loudoun county. we hav
pushing through pennsylvania and west virginia. been a little lightning and thunder in pennsylvania this morning and it's breaking up, though and we need more appreciable rains than this around here but we will take any drops we can get. 77 reagan national. reston this morning you are 71. leesburg 74, manassas 73. the day at a glance, cloudy, mostly cloudy skies, 80ish around 9:00. partly sunny at noon. 5:00 p.m. 88. watch out the winds today out of the west 10 to 20. >>> good morning. hope you are off to a great start. just waking up to a water main break. repairs going on 410 where it meets the bw parkway and losing lanes in both directions so use caution if you are heading this way. we want to take you to 95 southbound in more where we have construction going on. taking away two lanes here at 216. 270 southbound you are doing fine out of frederick making your way to the spur. as we take a live shot here, nice and quiet live shot at 121. 395 all clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge and 95 in virginia looking at a one hour commute from fredericksburg to the mixing bowl.
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
was fleed unharmed. >> yes, virginia, there is a santa claus. we can say yes, virginia, there will be christmas in leesburg. bruce leshan is live there with an explanation. bruce. >> yeah, lesley. this is the issue that just will not seem to go away. e-mails flew again this year suggesting that the board of supervisors plan to ban all religious displays here at the loudoun county courthouse, including nativity scenes and christmas trees. but, the board voted overwelmingly today to throw the doors open to all, including perhaps some unwanted guests. >> one, two, three. >> the holidays a big deal in leesburg. >> merry christmas. >> a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, a manora seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things will get out of hand. >> i don't want any witness or juror pass a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun. what we decided today would authorize that. >> the lone nay vote as the board of supervisors allowed the first ten people to apply to leave almost any kind of display. >> say tin worship, w
valley. we are dry. we could use showers. just a few showers out west and parts of central virginia. 73 in leesburg. 76 degrees right now at reagan national airport. up near 90 again this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. you will notice some changes. west winds of 20 miles per hour and gus higher than that. >> not much to talk about on the highway. no accidents to describe on 95, the baltimore-washington parkway, good coming at the southern maryland, route 4, route 5. uneventful on 66, 95, 395, the greenway, and the dulles toll road. looking at the beltway, not much happening. welcome to o-dark-30, ladies. >>> more condemnation for plans for a florida church to burn copies of the koran. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. other political leaders have also come out against the plan. it would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neighbor is against the koran, is against the bible, it is against the gospels. we have to be here. >> the question we have, if we do not do would come out when to stop backing down? when do we stop giving into i
on the matter on wednesday night. jackie bensen, "news 4 today." >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raised would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. together he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> police in howard county believe a woman found dead inside a burned out apartment died before the fire started. firefighters were called to an apartment in the 6,000 block of majors lane for the report of a fire. when they arrived, they found the body of a woman in her 30s and a man suffering from undetermined injuries. police believe his injuries also occurred before the fire started. they are looking into the possibility that the whole thing may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. mean while, the victim's names have-nots been released. >>> the man accused of shooting at a bethesda woman is waking up in jail this morn
charges on his record and faces up to 40 years in prison. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough unveiled a plan to privatize state-owned liquor stores. he believes that move would bring in hundreds of millions of and right now, there are 332 state-run liquor stores and his plan will allow 1,000 licenses. the state legislator approved that plan. >>> a new study finds there have been more than 85 food recalls while americans continue to wait for congress to update food safety laws. according to the stud net last 49 months, 56 recalls have can occurred in maryland due to contamination by salmonella, and other bacteria. in july tan, the house of representatives passed a bill updating the food safety net. the full senate has yet to act on it. >>> and should rylidgeeous displays be allowed at the courthouse. the vote that is causing controversy ahead of the holiday season. >>> and onlookers watch in horror as a lion goes after the trainer at a hotel in las vegas. >>> stop fighting, do not fight at this show. >> and lady gaga promoting peace during a concert. stopped right here in the nation's
. virginias dmv is now changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. >>> still ahead, six days and counting. a call for calm in the district's race for mayor. >> bp is coming clean. an investigation into the gulf coast oil spill. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 ♪ ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. >>> is exactly 6:10. we do have a few light showers across northern virginia. very, very light rain near urbana. i wish i could say these showers are holding together, but they are not. we're getting a few light showers as well as they are slowly pushing off to the east. this is the result of a cold front. 70 in manassas. we are on our way to the upper 80's, and near 90 today. becoming breezy, as well. costs around 30 miles per hour. generally a lot of sunshine despite the added clout -- gusts around 30 miles per hour. near 80 on sunday. >>> eastern avenue is closed between
're looking at. taking the trip into virginia, the issue will be just after the aqua quan on the approach to route 1. you lose the two left lanes. we had jammed conditions before the incident so this is adding to the delays. the hov are flying past this accident and no marc train delays to report at this point. craig and eun, back to you. >>> it's now 6:13. 75 degrees. president obama's new plan to turn around the economy. find out who will be seeing a tax cut and who won't. >>> the d krmt mayor's race is heating up, the difference you may see at the poll >>> breaking news, reports of a possible sex assault in fairfax county. let's go to kimberly suiters with the details. >> this information is just coming into the newsroom from the fairfax county police department. this possible sexual assault happened early this morning when a jogger found a woman who claimed she been assaulted. this is from the franconia area at the intersection of franconia and la vista drive. a jogger coming along, finds a woman who says she's been sexually assaulted. this jogger then notifies police. we do know the
with another check on our weather. everybody is back at school today. i think folks in virginia too. >> they went back yesterday and so today, we'll see another morning where it is okay. the conditions to head to school are okay. more clouds this morning. some of you out to the west may encount are a few showers here or there. at reagan national, the current temperature is 75 degrees. relative humidity is 66%. that is not bad. wind are out of the south. this is showing out cloud cover that comes through and than some of those showers. now, this overplays it a little bit. there are showers out to the west. they are not as numerous or impressive as this is showing. but it is showing some moisture associated with the frontal system that is coming through. so can't rule out a sprinkle or shower for some of our viewers early this morning. our temperature trend, after a high yesterday in the low to mid-90s, we're looking for a high today near 90 degrees. maybe about 89 degrees downtown and then for the rest of the week, highs only for the rest of the workweek, only in the upper 70s. low 8
through, west virginia, west of the pittsbbrr. suburbs getting rain. this moves our direction, giving us a chance for stray showers. but it will breakup over the mountains, and we are left with as high pressure issdrying ouu the atmosphere. soowe wiil watch it push in. but a cooling affect behind the front as it comes in to play through the next couple of days. detailed lack at how it plays out in the forecast. and the cooler ttmperatures.3 coming our way n a bit. in the ssy watch forecast. >> the ravens are getting really ready to open the season monddy night and continue to add latest weapon, t.j. houshmanddadeh, be tonight he i3 including fellow vets masonnand bolden. in an accomplished and packed recciving core. ú%d he said he is here for only one reason. to win a superbowl. >> only 5 or 6 teams every year that have a legitimate shottto win the superbowl. and hat's just what people think. but you still have to go do it. this is one of the teams, even if i was not here, had a ssot. and so foo me to come here and them to accept me and want me on the team. you know, i am going to try
virginia and also into portions of virginia as of now. we can see a couple pop up as we go through the day into our area, the front will pass and things will improve. in the meantime, this is the big view. this is tropical depression hermine pushing the rain and flooding into northern and central texas and this will move into oklahoma and also into kansas as we go through the next several days. thursday looks good. showing now a few clouds across the area but i think that we'll see plenty of sunshine as we go into tomorrow and also into friday. don't let that model fool you. as we check out what's going on in terms of temperatures today, 87 degrees is what i'm forecasting. we could reach 90 maybe into baltimore, bwi. we could see warm conditions and windy. that's the big story for today as well. then tonight, oh boy do we drop off after the front passage, clear and cooler. as we roll into tomorrow, ah, breathe! 78 degrees, mostly sunny and pleasant. i like this forecast. do you, kim brown? >> that looks awesome. it's still warm enough to go swimming so we should try to take advantage for a
's most powerful radar as of now. we had a few showers popping up into virginia and west virginia, but as of now things have fizzled out. as we go through the morning we can see a few more popping up. but not a lot of rain whatsoever. let's toss over to kim brown with your traffic. >> good morning. traffic-wise, we're good so far. earlier accident on route 100 eastbound at executive park drive has been cleared. aside from that we're looking good as we check our drive times, maps and cameras. no problems on 795, all lanes open. route 140 down towards the beltway, you won't encounter any problems. like i said, no incidents to let you know about so far, so good. around the cameras we don't have any problems up and down the harrisburg expressway. 95 corridor looks good. 695 is all clear. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. it's a minute after 6:00. this morning an investigation is underway into an apartment fire in howard county. it involves the death of one of the tenants there. investigators not only want to know what caused the fire on majors lane in columbia but also how that vict
they're hurt. some states including virginia have recently enacted legislation that requires high school athletes to take baseline cognitive tests at the beginning of the sports season. that way if they get a head injury on the field, a second test can be given to quickly compare results. chloe said she continued to have headache for weeks after her injury. when she finally went back out on the field nearly four months later, she said she could if i will feel the effects. >> when i came back, i was a lot slower and less coordinatedism used to worry about being reinjured. after a while, it kind of went away. >> the number one treatment for a concussion really just involves a lot of rest. that mean protest the athletics and rest from school. even going back to class too soon after a head injury can cause a delay in healing. there is a lot we still don't know about head injuries. one thing we zong concussion symptoms are not to be taken lightly. >> it's scary. >> like we were saying, you only have one head. you need it for a long time. >> thanks. >>> still to come, it is rule that is
has created an unimaginable situation. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell will reveal his plan for a 4% tax hike to make up for $240 million -- $260 million in taxes in they privatize the liquor system. it includes a 2.5% annual tax on liquor sales and a 1% tax on all stores that sell alcohol. 1,000 licenses will be auctioned to the highest bidder. tony. >>> president barack obama is getting ready to make another speech on the economy in just a few hours. with the fall elections fast approaching, the president is using campaign-style events to offer an economic compromise. his aids doubt republicans will accept it. the president is heading to cleveland, ohio, this morning, to lay out close to $200 billion worth of tax breaks and infrastructure spending. some say it won't create the new jobs the president wants. >> reporter: businesses have been putting off big-ticket purchases because they don't have customers. they can't justify investments and they're not about to add capacity because the president gives them a few dollars off in their taxes. >> the proposals are aimed at short growt
, as well. we are watching a front that is bringing showers to west virginia, pennsylvania, trying to get toward the metro. i think a lot of this is heading to harrisonburg and charlottesville and south of us. gust we winds and he humidity levels. radar echos toward harrisonburg and luray, new market, light showers if they hold together but the front is coming through. they are in the 70s. petersburg 82 in west virginia. an 78 here in washington and winchester. 72 manassas and frederick and 78 in fredericksburg. warm start to the day. 80ish by 9:00. more sun this afternoon. highs around 90 but the winds are gusty and if you do any open burning we may see a red flag warning going up near us. we have one in philadelphia, northern delaware this morning. >> we survived the terrible tuesday and we are back for wonderful wednesday. hope you are off to a great start, folks. 410 and the bw parkway, drivers are losing lanes. use caution. outer loop, everything is good from t 5 to 270. and virginia, 66, you are incidents or accidents free from manassas to inside the beltway. back to andrea. >>> thi
and then the virginia tech, boise state game. >> if they could get this maryland, navy game at m&t stadium every year, that would be a cool thing. there was a real electricity that we don't normally feel. we don't have the big college sports here, the football, basketball, lacrosse, it speaks for itself, but that was cool. >> that was amazing. i was texting with the crew that was working with the game and i thought that the pregame speech and the speech he gave with his daughter. i have goose bumps thinking about it. i didn't know how much i would be captivated by the game, but i was screaming. it was a great day for you guys in maryland. >> maybe we'll get a repeat next year. let's talk about kraft. this is an enormous undertaking. you're trying to feed how many people? >> 20 million americans. what's crazy about the campaign. you know, i heard about it from the agency that i work from and then we went to los angeles and we filmed and everything and all of the promoes and the stuff that will run in grocery stores and movie theaters. and they're trying to provide 20 million meals for americans and yo
start tomorrow but big changes. radar's most powerful radar track, western virginia, western pennsylvania, that's the leading edge of some much cooler air. looks like we might miss some showers, not the cool air, no dodging that. mid-80s, tomorrow, goin' down into the 60s, maybe the 50s, tomorrow night. changing weather tomorrow, also a little win deout there in the afternoon so watch out for that. we'll talk about how cool it gets and how long it last, all coming up. kelly. >> thanks wyatt. new at 11:00 top, a new push to get an addition built on to an overcrowded school in baltimore county. parents say they thought construction was supposed to have started already. it hasn't and they are not happy about it. abc 2 news christian schaefer is here with that story tonight. chris. >>> over crowding in the towson area has been a problem for several years, the new elementary school was one step in the process of fixing it. the next step though is still on the drawing board. >> hampton elementary school in lutherville, a building designed for 300 students opened last week with more
in northern virginia will face felony murder charges. it was against 23-year-old carlos martinelli montano. he crashed into a car with three nuns in it. one died. the others badly injured. the felony murder charge is the most serious ever brought in a drunk driving case in prince william that set off a brush fire there. so far no reports of anyone injured. >>> president obama may have to find himself a new chief of staff. that's if rahm emanuel decides to run for chicago mayor. rumor has it he has been pining for the office for months telling people he'd run if mayor richard daly decided not to run for re-election. daly surprised emanuel and others today saying he will not seek a seventh term. emanuel is a resident of chicago's north side. >>> there's a phenomenon in washington tonight. it is called lady gaga. and fans of all ages, genders and costumes descended on the verizon center. john schiffen was down there and spoke with some of them tonight. >> reporter: that's right. it was quite a show tonight. i'm not talking about the concert. all night costumes paraded around the center and they w
in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, thank you. >>> here is a traffic alert in northeast d.c. this morning. water across the street has eastern avenue at bladensberg shut down. police are hearing reports of basement flooded and there are five homes without water this morning. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main break in the area. >>> let's head to jul
, virginia is at 74 degrees. out at dulles, it is 726789 hagerstown, 75. winchester, 78. we are watching the wind. they are coming to us out of the south. it is not blustery or anything but it will be a breezy day. right now, winds are out of the south at about 10 miles per hour here in d.c. eventually, they will shift to out of the west. that should happen touring the next several hours as this frontal system make its way through here. we will know it is coming in a couple of ways. first of all, there is some shower activity in advance of that front. most of us won't get showers but we are see a few showers off to the west and southwest of the washington so don't be surprised if you encounter a shower or sprinkle this morning. then the front comes through. winds shift to out of the west. meanwhile, this is the remnants of tropical storm hermine. it is now just a tropical depression. but still producing quite a bit of rainfall across texas. that will gradually ride up along that front and then across the mid-atlantic and northeast and could bring us some rain showers by sunday, prapped t
in frederick county, virginia. moving towards warren county. front royal is seeing some enhancement there. indicatesd orange i more moderate rain. we will take every sure we can get. it is mild. winchester, 78 degrees at this time. reagan national is at 75. normally it is the hottest temperatures in the morning. we are warmer out west. seven night in culpeper. camp springs, 73. it is going to be breezy today. a cold front is pushing through the region today. the showers will quickly clear on out and we will have sunshine today. it will be breezy behind this cold front. some gusts may be up to 30 miles per hour. the real hot air will slowly be pushed eastward and we will have cooler conditions over the next several days. near 90 today. less humid tomorrow, near 80 degrees. upper 70's in spots. now we look at the traffic. we will call today wacky traffic wednesday. >> do not do that. dole in the direction you're supposed to because we have no disruptions. 95 is in good shape. nothing on 66. quickly we jump to the camera of traffic on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. beautiful. >>> very
and west virginia, it's banned until further notice. what contributes to that is dry air, 11% humidity, and the wind. 25-mile per hour winds at national. 19 at andrews. 29 up in martinsburg and 28 in winchester. still a little bit gusty with the wind. they'll settle down a little bit. look at the relative humidity. it's up to 12% now. 15% in manassas and 17% at andrews. i mean that is some kind of drive for us. tonight, clear skies, breezy, and cooler. turn off the ac, open the windows. i wouldn't open the windows too far, though, or too much in the suburbs. low 50s tonight. low 60s downtown and winds calm down to a reasonable northwest 10 to 15. lows tonight inside the beltway, very comfortable. low to mid 60s and then 50s in college park. mid 50s in bowie. up to the north, 55 in reston and 53 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s to start. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, breezy. spectacular. highs near 80 and winds northwesterly. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy and spectacular. upper 70s on friday. low 80s on saturday. thank you for the e-mail
and maybe west virginia. i'm not predicting we're going to win all those but we're on offense and we will win a number of them. and we will be a more influential group in the next congress. >> the republican leader mitch mcconnell naming 13 democrats seats there, 13, if you're counting. when i asked him for his top ten list, let's start with california. here are the new voters out tonight. boxer, 48%. fiorina, the republican challenger, 44%. and if you look at the breakdown among democrats, independents and republican, you see in the middle, boxer, 45%, fiorina, 40%, among independent voters. john avlon, the republicans can say, hey, we're competitive in california, that's a plus, but heading into the stretch, they probably hoped it was a little better than that. >> think it's going to tighten up a little bit. you need to look at the boxer/fiorina race, also whitman versus brown in the gubernatorial race. if whitman has a strong push into the fall that could help fiorina with independents in particular. clearly, the republicans are running against headwinds in california. not a lot t
that win against virginia tech. >>> in baseball, the rays dropped the red sox. the yankees lost against to the orioles. red sox are nine back. in the national league, if phillies booes beat the marlins to take the top spot over the braves for the first time since may. >>> strange game between the brewers and the cardinals last night. the umpire tosses pitching coach dave duncan for arguing balls and strikes. that's one thing. later in the bottom of the fifth, davidson ejects chris dickerson for passing his helmet after a called third strike. that's still okay. but he's not done here. in the seventh oinding, davidson says, i've gone after coaches, i've gone after players, he's going to start throwing fans out of the building. he goes to a fan behind home plate. can you do this? he throws a fan out of the stand for heckling. security comes down. a little thinned skinned, are we? security comes down, he had great seats, too. you hate to give those up. the fan was given a standing ovation by the brewers crowd. the brewers won the game, 4-2. >>> coming up at the top of the our on "morning jo
the east. we have one shower now but it's into virginia, off towards the south and west of fredericksburg at this time. as we check out what's happening, zoom out, we have tropical depression now hermine dropping lots of rain into northern and central texas, all this is sliding up towards the north there. it will be reaching oklahoma and kansas as we go through time. flooding is a big threat. our forecast brings sunshine in as we go into tomorrow. also the cooler temperatures. but this model picks up on a few clouds. we'll see more sunshine, get ready for that. we'll have the temperature today around 87 degrees. we'll be windy and we will have those increasing clouds by tonight. 55, mostly clear and school, by tomorrow that temperature right around 78 degrees. we'll take that and here is your seven-day forecast. we'll have another 70 as we roll into friday. check it out. 77 degrees, ample sunshine in the forecast. and then by saturday, more of the same. lots of sunshine, our next chance for showers will work their way in on sunday. tell us about the traffic. >> this morning, the beltway w
tried across golf courses in northwest florida. >>> a flilg victory against tenth ranked virginia tech, boise state picking up number one votes and a lot of people think they are the best team in the country. >> seriously? >> they are creeping up on ohio state. only 13 points behind the buckeyes for the number two spot. alabama is down seven from the preseason poll. despite the fact they won by 58 points on saturday. >> come on. >> who does alabama play this week? >> penn state. >> who does boise state play? gene autry university? >> they are tough this year. >> it's a jv team. >> in oregon. >> pensacola community college, actually, i think. seriously, boise state. they play one team and we have to hear about them all year. i'm not knocking boise, people. boysy boise are some of the best people in the world. >> you always say that. >> i do. do i not say boysy people are some of the best people in the world? >> stop his mouth! >> stop it! >> please. i'm going to have to ask you. there is a -- >> oh? >>> strange game. brewers and cardinals. umpire bob davidson was having a bad night. som
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in the eastern district of virginia and convicted of those sentences, i suspect he could easily be doing 20 or life. it would have been completely different. when you look at the outcome, i have many defendants you are serving life sentences. >> the note terrorism defendant in the united states ever got the death sentence either. when a promises one, he is gone against the tide. >> let me ask you about what you think about the claim of them. they say there is no ultimate due process. on the other hand, they are not been applied for the hoehling. we are talking about this proposal. and do not believe that under no circumstances would the defendant be released. i suppose the will be a question for courts. we may never have to address the issue. i am wondering what you think about the impact on a trial of that position. >> what i was asking about -- i did not mean inherently. i was talking about that kind of background and assumption. >> i took it as that. i do not know the answer to your question. it undercuts it from the international perspective. it appears to be a show trial. what happens
trying to pop up, but that was mainly in virginia. as we give you the wire view, we'll see what's going on in tk. this was once tropical storm hermine, it's continuing into oklahoma and kansas. if you're travels take you that way, you might want to rethink that because they are definitely going to see lots of water across that area. here's our forecast. we'll have a few clouds that will move in for thursday and friday but behind the front we'll get more sunshine. so i am going to forecast mostly sunny to partly cloudy as we go through tomorrow and also friday. so we definitely have some good days ahead. and good days ahead if you like the cooler temperatures as well. temperature-wise today, there's that 87 i was walking about, maybe at bwi, we could reach around 90 degrees. so warm and windy. windy is going to be the big story again. that's basically enhancing some of the fire threats we have as well. by tonight, yes, the clouds pretty much get out of here and you'll get that cooldown as the front moves through. 55, mostly clear and by tomorrow, check out the temperatures, 78 degrees, m
to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of thing that hurts us enormously a
a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for any party that supported small government. i was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies, as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: by disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we will move on. ellen, pennsylvania. cal
martinelly-montano obtained a virginia driver's license, by the way. >> with the anniversary of the september 11 attacks just days away, a massive rebuilding job continues as ground zero in new york. city officials are vowing to open the memorial site by next year. a special plaza will include pools and two giant squares marking the site where the twin towers institute -- stood. crews are building structures like the world trade center. booms will be returned to the site on saturday. they too will be part of the memorial. >> coming up, summer isn't even over yet but some residents are debating about christmas, believe it or not. we'll tell you why. >> and more than two dozen fires are burning across detroit right now. officials want to know if they have an arsonnist on their hands. >> is lady gaga's latest move tasteful or tasteless? thousands of fans at her concert tonight are talking about it. a live report when we return. >> this is one of the music industry's hottest stars and she's never short on controversy. >> you got that right. tonight lady gaga is just blocks away from capitol hill
and fire weather watches for washington and parts of west virginia back to roanoke. it's like the james taylor song, fire and rain. the remnants of tropical storm her mine with 10 plus inches of rain and more rain falling. it will continue to fall and we have watches and warnings for another five to ten inches of rain in central texas into missouri. matt, we will continue to track this for you. >> thanks. we will get the local forecast in a couple of minutes. the uproar over the plans of a church in florida to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 despite condemn nation from the obama administration and general in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our f
in from new york, pennsylvania and virginia, in hopes of creating tranquility in the middle of a brusling city. like a little oasis. >> the trees will rise so high that they create a beautiful canopy along the plaza. it's meant to create a peaceful environment to remember those who were lost. >> reporter: and in the heart of the world trade center site, a memorial museum. those of us who were here, will never forget those images. some of them were quite graphic. how do you go about determining what you're going to put on display? >> what happened was tragic and gruesome and -- painful isn't quite the right word. took thousands of lives. and you shouldn't sugar-coat what happened. this was an attack on freedom. not just on new york. not just on america. it was an attack on you and your right to vote and to play and to say what you want to say. and there's nothing -- no easy ways to say this. >> reporter: a continuing work of progress. the committee hopes to have the three-quarters of the site done by the tenth anniversary of 9/11. the reflecting pools, the largest in the country, operating
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of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and po
, which is to try to regain power." university of virginia larry sabato says of axelrod's reasoning, "each political party is supposed to thoroughly focus on gaining or regaining power. the clash of ideas and ambitions in regular competitive elections is what makes the american system work." despite the sluggish economy, political candidates are setting fundraising and spending recordsalready. house and senate candidates raided $1.2 billion. outpacing the last three big election years. former federal election commission chairman says, "we hay be on track for the most expensive cycle ever, even more than 2008 which is really hard to believe." finally, a new environmental science school named in part after al gore is set to open next week in los angeles, but not everyone is happy about it. the l.a. times reports critics say the school's location poses a health risk because it's built on contaminated soil. construction crews have been replacing toxic soil with clean fill. environmental coalition written the school district saying, "renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous envir
is the president of the national black farmers association. just traveled from virginia to new york with his mule named struggle. today he stood on the courthouse steps in lower manhattan to call on the senate to act. mr. boyd, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. what's the next legal step here, john? >> well, i'm hopeful that the senate would act here after they come back from recess on september 13th. >> well, they haven't for 11 years. >> well, they haven't for 11 years, and that was one reason why i brought my mule to new york city today, to raise the visibility and to let new yorkers and the world know that black farmers have not received their settlement and that congress -- the senate basically has failed seven times to pass this bill. >> boyd, are you -- mr. boyd, i'm told that it takes a black farmer 400 days to process a loan with the usda compared to 30 days for white farmers. is that true? >> that's very true, and it's really a national disgrace that we have statistics like that. >> why? >> and black farmers have been losing land. it's based on discrimination in fa
, the former virginia governor, current u.s. senator there and a former entrepreneur. then the republicans. there have been a lot of chatter, if you recall, about six months ago about the idea of former reagan chief of staff ken guberstein friendly with those in the white house. tell me, havana, an intern replacement or will this happen soon? >> it is almost assumed at this point rahm emanuel won't be able to pass up this choice, but senior officials acknowledge that the timing is not good for the white house. so it is a real question. i think a lot of people felt if there's going to be this blowout for republicans in november there would be a shakeup somehow, some way, maybe it comes a little bit earlier than planned. i know we'll be talking about this a lot in the coming days for sure. >> it is something that is moving a lot faster than people realize. >>> we'll move on. in colorado, dozens of homes are now caught in the path of the major wildfire burning out of control near the beautiful boulder foothills. nbc's miguel almaguer is there. how bad does it look this morning? >> reporter: c
with this white house. >> yeah, okay. >> that brings in as ceo or mark warner, senator from virginia. >> let's go right now to john heilemann. your sense, can you report anything about a shakeup because these numbers are dreadful, and i'm going to get to them in one minute. they are truly dreadful. your thoughts? >> i think you're right, chris, in the sense that a shakeup is necessary, and i think a shakeup is coming, and the rahm thing is going to be the trigger for that and chuck is right, too, in the sense that something like this is going to happen but the dreadfulness of the numbers and i think the pressure on the president now to do something bold in terms of his person sell going to be very, very high. >> yeah. >> i think as important as how big the name is the idea of getting someone from outside the inner circle. obama both in the campaign and in the white house has been one of these guys who has governed with a very, very tight circle of aides around him. he trusts very few people. takes advice from very few people. worked well for him during the campaign but not as well for him in the
: on this list from "the washington journal" to have a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for a party that supported small government. was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: b disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we
and freeze it for two years and see what happens. joe in virginia writes, like it or not the wealthy create jobs and reduce their buying an investing power and the economy will suffer. it is popular to talk about soaking the fat cats, but the reality is that $250,000 a year while nice is not rich. wait a while, and let the economy improve and then balance up the tax situation. vick writes from new jersey, i work on wall street and i live in new jersey. i can tell you all about the salary exscesses of those executives. out in new jersey are former farms taken up by mansions of those guys and streets laden with porches and ferraris and the more pedestrian bmws and do i think they need a tax break? hell no. earl says now is not the time to increase taxes on anyone but i do believe it is time to stop the runaway spending. and julie says, i don't think of it as raising taxes on the wealthy, but readjusting to make it fair. and it seems like this is a good which to do it. larry writes, it is a bad idea to raise taxes on anyone with an economy as weak as this. it is only a ploy to appease and purc
at the chhrles town racetrack in west virginia. >> this roof is on fire. you peoole need to move. >> the fire was captured on cell phone video by group of tturists visiting the nearby you can see huge flames just engulfing the barn afterrttat fire brokk out early on monddy morring. 30 horses made it out. tte causs of the fire remainn under investigation. >>> a florida astor says he3 will go through withhthe plan to burr copies of the koran n outcry. pastor terry jones says the test iprotest is not aimed at all muslims just those radiccll. any activity of nature couud put >> we kno!!risk.at rick. >> we know that that type of actiiity is prance mitted back to places ---trannmitted back o places like afganistan. >> because of his one person, one person died, but at the same ú%me, we do not feel responsible for that. we are not, we are not promoting that. >>> jones did say that hh will -ray about theerally in the days before and that brings us to our quession of the day. what do you think abouttpastor's plan to burn the koran. -ur phonn lines are oppn now at (4100481-4545. >>> you can also
virginia. they have partly cloudy skies and should be nice. we have remnants of hermine causing big flooding in texas into oklahoma. wet weather in the pacific northwest with a system moving in. showers and 65 in seattle today we have plenty of sunshine along the southeastern atlantic coast. fire danger with >>> here's the view of san jose. doesn't look like september especially when you consider we had drizzle and at times light rain around san francisco, enough to wet the roads for your morning drive. drive-time drizzle out there. we should see partly cloudy conditions this afternoon, but cool and breezy conditions. 60s for san jose. maybe near 70 in the warmer places inland. another cool day tomorrow. 's the weekend when things turn around as inland temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s. that's your latest weather, matt? >> thanks very much. want to see meredith tap dance? meredith goes back to her very first job as a tap teacher after these messages. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what
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